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The Manage Dates tool can be used to change dates for Calendar items, Checklists, Content topics, Discussions, Grades, News items, Quizzes, Submission folders, and Surveys. For other tools, dates must be adjusted manually within the tool. The Manage Dates tool will not adjust dates manually typed into Submission folder instructions, Content topics, Discussion instructions, etc.
The Manage Date tool also provides a method for quickly reviewing dates set in a course; the tool offers a sortable table view, which can be filtered by tool type.
The Manage Dates tool can be used to quickly update dates throughout a course. See
Course Copy for information on importing course materials from a previous course offering to a new quarter.
Note: Due dates for Discussions cannot currently be modified via the Manage Dates tool. Those dates still must be changed within Content.
Note: Items that previously had no start and end dates set will not be affected by this process, even if they are selected.
Use these instructions to assign the same start, end, and/or due dates to several items at once. This process can also be used to display multiple items in the Calendar without changing any of the start or end dates for the items.